Sunday, December 14, 2014

We Were Liars: Part 2

               I started continued to read the book We Were Liars and the main character has it worse. After the accident, she has this brain issue where she forgets everything and asks the same question over and over again. All her loved ones think she’s crazy and stays away from her. She is isolated from everyone. She feels like she has no purpose to life. So she slowly gives each one of her belongings away until she has nothing so when she dies, she doesn't need to give anything to her family.

               I feel the desperation and loneliness of the main character. The author writes the emotions of the main character very well. You can connect to the character and feel empathy because she turns the character into a real human. The way she brings the character to life with realistic problems is amazing. That is a great way to connect with the reader. It helps the reader hook on to the book.

               The main character sees well in the world, but she thinks she doesn't belong because everyone tells her she can’t. I have attached an article showing how teenagers get lonely and how suicide is what they look on doing as their next course of action like main character in this book is deciding.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

We Were Liars

I have finished all my mandatory 3 books. For my own choice book, I read If I Stay. For my second book, a genre normally don’t read, I read The Watcher. Finally for my non-fiction, I read The Sea of Tranquility. (By far my favorite book) Now I am starting a new book called We Were Liars. I heard it was a good book and I have only read 3-4 pages in the book and I can already see lots of foreshadowing.

               It’s about a girl who doesn’t really fit in with her family. Her dad left her a year ago and before he left, he shot her right in the chest. She was always a daddy’s girl, so see her very own father shoot her in their front lawn broke her heart. She now can’t trust anyone and feels like no one loves her. When she was bleeding out in her front lawn her mother came and didn’t show any empathy. Her mother just said, Don’t cause a scene. Go inside and suck it up. Ever since then, she is lifeless.

               That’s all I have read in the book and if I were in her shoes, I would be scared. I would run away or even do worse things. I can already tell she is a very strong person because she puts a mask on her face and acts like she’s okay but in reality, she no one loves her, not even her family. She hides lots of her emotions and if a character has that trait it proves that she is strong and selfless. It’s so sad to read through her struggles and hopefully it gets better for her in the end.